Guide to Georgia Nursing Homes

Learn why thousands of seniors are retiring in Georgia nursing homes each year.

There are almost 360 nursing homes in the state of Georgia, which can make finding the perfect fit for your loved one feel like a daunting task. Luckily, there are many easy ways to narrow down your options. For instance, when searching for Georgia nursing homes, you can first search for homes within your specific zip code or within a certain distance from your location. Of course, just because a nursing home is close to you, does not necessarily mean it is the right fit for your loved one. Because of this, there are a variety of questions you should ask yourself about each skilled nursing facility you are considering. Answering these questions will help you determine your needs, the needs of your loved one, and whether or not a nursing home in Georgia meets these needs. To get a better idea of what questions you should ask, see our nursing home information article.

Average Daily Costs of Nursing Homes in Georgia

In the state of Georgia, the average nursing home has 110 beds and an 88.7% occupancy rate. This means that at all times, almost 90% of these beds are filled with either short-term or long-term residents. This high occupancy rate could be caused by lower than average daily prices for living in a Georgia nursing home. The US national average for nursing home care is $198 to $219 per day, but in Georgia, nursing home costs range from $110 to $171 per day. Of course, costs vary by geographic location, as the more populous areas in Georgia, like Atlanta and Marietta, tend to cost a bit more. Here's a full breakdown of Georgia nursing home costs based on location:

Cost of Marietta Area Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $140-$201/day ($168/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $150-$221/day ($182/day average)

Cost of Atlanta, Georgia Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $127-$215/day ($168/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $132-$235/day ($188/day average)

The Rest of The Sate (Costs of Georgia Nursing Homes):

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $110-$208/day ($151/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $118-$214/day ($158/day average)

Finding a Georgia Nursing Home

Finding a nursing home in Georgia does not have to be a stressful experience. If you are in need of nursing home care for yourself or your loved one, you can begin your search by typing your zip code into the search box at the top of this page. Once you have done this, you will be directed to our partner site to browse a list of licensed nursing homes in Georgia. If you prefer to speak with someone directly for help, you can call the toll-free number at the top of this page to speak with one of our nursing home referral experts. They are standing by to help answer your questions free of charge.